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MC-MMJRN

Master of Multimedia Journalism

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  • Qualification
    Master of Multimedia Journalism
  • Duration
    1 year, 6 months full-time
  • Credit
    300
  • CRICOS
    107623B
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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2023

Semester 1

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

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Outline

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This 1.5 year postgraduate course is designed for people seeking specialist journalism skills and knowledge to complement an undergraduate degree from a different area. There is a strong emphasis on practical newsgathering skills, and students will learn how to produce multimedia journalism using industry-standard facilities and technology. Students will start creating news for online, radio and video in their first semester, and will be introduced to journalism’s crucial role in democracy. Students will experience work integrated learning as reporters for the Curtin journalism news website, Western Independent. They will have the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest, such as sports or political reporting. They will also learn how to promote themselves and their journalism through a dedicated Entrepreneurial Journalism unit. Later in the course, students will be taught advanced research and interviewing skills that will allow them to produce engaging long form journalism.

What you'll learn

  • understand and apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity and develop a commitment to professional research and publication, as well as reflective practice
  • assess and evaluate information, and synthesise key facts, themes, and ideas in creating multimedia journalism
  • communicate appropriately with colleagues, professional contacts and a range of audiences. Assess the application of existing and emerging technologies on journalism to create effective professional work
  • understand the discipline Journalism and the role of journalists and journalism in a globalized world; understand and apply established knowledge, principles, and professional practices in Journalism
  • acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national, and global perspectives and the impact of these on journalism: recognise individual human rights, and appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and the sensitivities which may be created when engaging with and representing issues pertaining to marginalised groups
  • demonstrate professional behaviour and standards and work collaboratively within the legal and ethical parameters of journalism

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree or graduate qualification in an unrelated field from a recognised institution OR a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Journalism (applicants may be eligible for credit for recognised learning). Students with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) or Bachelor of Communications including the Journalism Stream or Specialisation may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 6.5
Listening 6.5
Overall band score 7.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

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Location

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-MMJRN
  • CRICOS code: 107623B
  • Last updated on: 27/09/2022